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MS Word Thingy

  1. Mar 7, 2007 #1
    Sorry if I put this in the wrong forum.
    Ive just been writing up my notes and I cant seem to be able to write things like this: [tex]^{12}_{6}C[/tex] using microsoft word. If anybody could explain how I could write it in this, I'd be very appreciative.
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  3. Mar 7, 2007 #2


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    You can get the following instructions by clicking on "Help" and searching on "Insert Equation":


    Some of the content in this topic may not be applicable to some languages.
    1. Click where you want to insert the equation.
    2. On the Insert menu, click Object, and then click the Create New tab.
    3. In the Object type box, click Microsoft Equation 3.0.
    If Microsoft Equation Editor is not available, you may need to install it.
    4. Click OK.
    5. Build the equation by selecting symbols from the Equation toolbar and by typing variables and numbers. From the top row of the Equation toolbar, you can choose from more than 150 mathematical symbols. From the bottom row, you can choose from a variety of templates or frameworks that contain symbols such as fractions, integrals, and summations.
    If you need help, click Equation Editor Help Topics on the Help menu.
    6. To return to Microsoft Word, click the Word document.


    A better way to do it is to have the "Insert Equation" button as part of your toolbar. To add this button, right click on the toolbar, go down to "Customize ". A window will pop up.

    In the "Commands" tab, under "Catagories", click on "Insert".

    On the right side of the window, search for "Equation Editor". The button looks like a square root of alpha.

    Left mouse click on the button and hold it down. Drag and drop where you want to put it in your toolbar.

    Close Window.

    When you want to use this button, go to where you want to insert your equation and just click on the button.

    You'll probably find, like most people, the equation editor is not all that friendly. It's not easy to insert just anything. Another way of doing this is to only have superscripts and subscripts. You can add those buttons to your toolbar also, then for example, x squared is created by putting in x2, then highlighting the 2 and pressing the superscript button. You can add those to the toolbar by following the directions above and clicking on "Format" instead of "Insert". Superscript and Subscript buttons will then be in the right side of the window, and they can be dragged and dropped into the toolbar.
  5. Mar 7, 2007 #4
    I use MathType :smile:
  6. Mar 7, 2007 #5
    [tex]\LaTeX[/tex] is awesome! Check out the following link for a nice beginners tutorial http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/LaTeX/AoPS_L_About.php [Broken]
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